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Wake up and live life consciously.

Choice leads to decisions.

Decisions lead to destiny.

My goal is to empower, guide, and inspire people to meet their greatness and live what I call Possibility in Action

 

My mission is to inspire and motivate people to remove the unnecessary, shift their mindset, and become the scriptwriter, director, and main character in their life. This requires making conscious choices.  

My Story

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My journey starts with an extremely difficult relationship with my alcoholic father.  Feeling trapped as a child, I continuously fantasized, by drawing the doodle that is now my logo, representing an alternative universe I longed to escape to  Yet, this dysfunctional relationship thankfully provided me with invaluable life skills including; resilience, determination, imagination, flexibility, and insightfulness. In fact, they all eventually merged into my life philosophy of today called Possibility in Actiontaking desire for positive transformation and putting it into action through self-awareness and making conscious choices.

It was in college that I met Desiree, the remarkable woman I would marry. Unfortunately, while at the height of our everything, life took an unexpected downward spiral. I had just taken an amazing finance job in Abu Dhabi, and Desiree excelled in the MD/Ph.D. at Mt. Sinai in New York City. A few weeks before she turned 31 we received the devastating news. She was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. I willingly took on the role of caregiver during the 11 years she journeyed with terminal breast cancer, eventually having to leave work.  Her story, as her choices were unique, was covered in a front-page article in the New York Times after she passed.  Chasing Life is the memoir I dedicated to my Desiree.

 

It was in those years, I unknowingly became her life coach. I leveraged the life skills I learned as a child while Life continued to teach me a tremendous amount about Psychology and Coaching through hard and practical experience. All of this allowed us to live in a state of joy regardless of adversity. 

However, after her death, I lost all concepts of purpose, direction, and reasons to live. I even contemplated taking horrible action.  I numbed where I could.  I returned to Dubai but felt completely lost.  Still, my innate desire for transformation did not abandon me. A dream started to emerge.  I had always wanted to live in Italy. One day I decided to take the leap. I gave up the amazing life in Dubai, the money, the security, my community, and I moved to Rome without a job, community, or being able to speak Italian.  

 

I actively redesigned my life, reconnected to my personal power and to the wonder of life. I questioned limiting beliefs and challenged myself to meet my greatness. Shifting my career path, I enthusiastically and proudly became a certified life coach in 2014. I also became an adjunct professor as well as a thought-provoking international speaker discussing my life philosophy of Possibility In Action, the power of choice, the importance of resilience, grit, joy, and how to live life on purpose.  In 2021 I published my first book, Chasing Life - The remarkable true story of love, joy, and achievement against all odds. In 2022 I published A Pimby Tale - A Modern-Day Fable for the inner child in all of us, as well as, Possibility in Action.

"Your power is found in your uniqueness." - Robert Pardi

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My goal, whether as a Keynote Speaker, Author, or Coach, is to empower, guide, and inspire people to meet their greatness and live what I call Possibility in Action.

Guest Speaking

Turning the Dial of Your Kaleidoscope

I have been globally guest speaking on a variety of topics for more than a decade.  Whether about conscious living, the power of choice, resilience, grit, mindfulness, gratitude, joy, living life forward, leadership, palliative care, or end of life, I am able to bring a fresh perspective that is engaging, dynamic, and thought-provoking.  

 

My goal is for my audience to break through blocks, question limiting beliefs, change their mindset, understand they are already resilient, and value their uniqueness.  In other words, transformation and live what I call Possibility in Action.

It requires shifting one's perspective.  Think of perspective as a kaleidoscope that is colored by your thoughts and beliefs. A kaleidoscope allows us to not only see possibilities but understand that new beautiful images can be attained by a slight turn of the dial. Curiosity is what incents us to turn the dial and overcome fear. It opens us to possibilities we never thought existed. We then begin to let go of expectations, attachments, and the unnecessary.

Guest speaking is not about just delivering a good speech, it is about making an impact. I do this through a combination of insight, humor, and authenticity. I live and practice what I speak about. My audiences experience a radical shift in their thinking and will walk away with a broader perspective. 

 

I am deliberate when choosing topics because my goal is to chip away at generational programming, shake culturescape paradigms, and wake the audience up to a more expansive understanding of life and how they show up in it.

 

I have appeared on a variety of mediums - from Radio to TV, from Podcasts to Webinars, to live events of all sizes including the prestigious Alexander Ming Fisher Memorial Lecture at Columbia University. I am also an adjunct professor.  Please contact me if you are interested in someone who will deliver an authentic, wholehearted, impactful speech to your audience.  

 
 
My Books

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”— Khalil Gibran

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Possibility in Action

I had always thought how nice it would have been if someone I admired handed me a handbook with all the essential topics on how to live a great life. Better, it would have been amazing if it was in a “how-to” format. Then, as I journeyed along, I realized such a book would not only be impossible, but not even useful because what worked for others would not work for me. In truth, there can be no one set of instructions that will work for every single one of us, because we are each unique. What is needed is to learn – or better – remember who we are, and that means bringing awareness to how we think.

I was compelled to write this book to share moments of reflection I’ve experienced. I call them musings. Pondering concepts similar to these led me to those wonderful Ah-ha moments that helped wake me up to living my life authentically. I realized curiosity is the key to transformation.

A Pimby Tale

This Modern-Day Fable is a story for anyone at any age and at any stage in their life. It is for those who want to grow and transform by losing themselves in wonder and curiosity. It is for those who want to reconnect to their imagination and childlike enthusiasm.

The story of Johnny and Filbert is one of awakening. It is a journey into the land of imagination and possibility. Filbert, a magical being called a PIMBY, stretches Johnny to see things differently. A PIMBY is a combination of Possibility, Imagination, Magic, Believing, and YOU. It asks the reader to embrace a beginner's mind and open oneself to questioning beliefs, which many times are limiting.

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Chasing Life

Desiree met Robert on her very first day of college. 

 

They were an attractive, enviable New York couple – Robert climbing the ranks in Investment Banking and Desiree excelling in the MD/PhD program at Mount Sinai New York. Yet, shortly after Robert was recruited by one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, their world was shaken to its very core. Desiree, having just turned 31, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.

This is a story of the evolution of one person and the awakening of another. Chasing Life is a story of love, joy, resilience, and extraordinary achievements against all odds. It’s about a couple uniting to rise above complacency and adversity to live a joyful life congruent with beliefs, passions, and values. It highlights the need to live life in the present moment. It's about learning to savor life while we are alive.

D.R.I.V.E 

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way” - Henry David Thoreau

Coaching is not a product - it is an experience.  It is a dynamic process that focuses on what can be done in the here and now. It is not about fixing but discovering, valuing, and leveraging your uniqueness. Your life is your story to write.

There are moments in life when we may sense that more is possible. Yet, many fall into old patterns that the brain has developed as a means of protecting the familiar. Getting out of our comfort zone inevitably expands life. 

The goal of coaching is to live a fulfilling life based on expressing who you are and living in accordance with your core values. In other words, waking up and living fully and consciously!

The history of free men is never written by chance but by choice - their choice.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower.

 

I follow a fluid holistic process during one-to-one designed to create very practicable/doable strategies that will consciously D.R.I.V.E you to real lasting results.

D: Discover

This is your awakening.

R: Reflect

Here we reveal culturescape mentalities clouding your perspective.

I: Impact

This is where we remove the unnecessary and implement long-lasting change.

V: Validate

We ensure your plan of action is both stimulating and achievable and stand vigilant against old behaviors.

E. Execute

This is the stage of action and empowerment to evoke transformation. You will be building your new life and moving forward toward your goal.  Here, you are Possibility In Action. You will transform through conscious action, enforcing your beliefs and values which are in direct harmony with your authentic self. 

 

“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ― Nelson Mandela

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Your potential lies at the center of your uniqueness – plain and simple. When you stand in your agency and are not afraid to be afraid, not afraid to be you - a world of possibilities opens for you.

Robert Pardi

Coaching

Live Life Forward

Coaching is a partnership to help you meet your greatness. Happiness, fulfillment, or success are defined differently for each of us. Complacency, on the other hand, is the same for each of us.  It is corrosive. Yet, it is through gaining clarity around your purpose, eliminating negativity from your life, and having the right tools that you can move from complacency to construction.  In turn, achieving your best life.  An amazingly gratifying life based upon your definition, your purpose, and your key values.

Together, utilizing the D.R.I.V.E method, we will work at a significantly profound level with the utmost confidentiality where I will challenge, encourage, and inspire you. We will uncover your driving vision and develop strategies for lasting change.  We will identify what life harmony looks like for you and create a customized action plan for what you want to realize.

The path to overcoming your old beliefs and limiting behaviors can be challenging, but once you’ve successfully created a new plan of action, the rewards will last a lifetime.

One-to-One Session: 55 minutes via video conferencing 

Duration: Minimum of 3 months*

Maximum duration is 6 months.

Each client follows the same structure:

  • Month 1: One session per week

  • Months 2-3: One session every other week

  • Months 3-6: One session every three weeks

*A study by the University of London (Lally et al. 2009) demonstrated that it takes on average a minimum of 66 days to change behavior.  

Group Session: 75 minutes via video conferencing 

Duration: 6 months - every other Wednesday

Maximum 8 participants

Group 1: 8 a.m. Eastern

Group 2: 8 a.m. Pacific

Groups open with a minimum of 3 participants

Italian Retreat, Abruzzo
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Embrace Transformation

2023

Maximum seven people, held over five days every, April, May, September, October in Pacentro, Abruzzo.  Based on my book Chasing Life this retreat invites you to learn to focus on Joy. Taking lessons from A Pimby Tale, we and Cornerstone Concepts from Possibility in Action, we observe life from a different vantage point including the vital concept of play.  This retreat gives you the opportunity to share goals, dreams, and desires.  As a group, we will discuss complacency, challenges, and barriers blocking you from where you would like to go.  Looking at your life, we will understand where you are spending time wisely and or wastefully. Remember, time is the most limited resource we have and we actually do "spend" it, it is the currency of our lives. In reality, you are the manifestation of time.

"This moment will never come again, embrace it.  It is in the moment where we live extraordinary lives" - Robert Pardi

We all have dreams in life, but very few are able to crystalize their aspirations into action.  You will find the guidance, motivation, and determination through this workshop to do just that. By the end of the retreat, you will have adopted the mindset of Possibility In Action.  You will be empowered to live your life on purpose, resulting in your most gratifying life.  The program includes:

 

  • Gratitude

  • Mindfulness

  • Meditation

  • Life Coaching

  • Outdoor Wellness Hikes

  • Excursions

  • Cooking Class

  • Room and Board

Ask me about my 21-Day Intensive Life Redesign where you will live like a local in Pacentro while deconstructing old programming.  Max 2 people

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Italian Retreat, Abruzzo
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Embrace Transformation

Relaunching 2023

Maximum seven people, held over five days every, April, May, September, October in Pacentro, Abruzzo.  Based on my book Chasing Life this retreat invites you to learn to focus on Joy. Taking lessons from A Pimby Tale, and Cornerstone Concepts from Possibility in Action, we observe life from a different vantage point while harnessing the vital concept of play. This retreat gives you the opportunity to share goals, dreams, and desires. As a group, we will discuss complacency, challenges, and barriers blocking you from where you would like to go.  Looking at your life, we will understand where you are spending time wisely and or wastefully. Remember, time is the most limited resource we have and we actually do "spend" it, it is the currency of our lives. In reality, you are the manifestation of time.

"This moment will never come again, embrace it. It is in the moment where we live extraordinary lives" - Robert Pardi

We all have dreams in life, but very few are able to crystalize their aspirations into action. You will find the guidance, motivation, and determination through this workshop to do just that. By the end of the retreat, you will have adopted the mindset of Taking Action and Chasing Life. You will be empowered to live your life on purpose, resulting in your most gratifying life.  The program includes:

 

  • Gratitude

  • Mindfulness

  • Meditation

  • Life Coaching

  • Outdoor Wellness Hikes

  • Excursions

  • Cooking Class

  • Room and Board

Ask me about my 21-Day Intensive Life Redesign where you detox from habitual patterns through our working together 6 days a week, and bathing yourself in small village Italian living. 

PRE-INTERVIEW REQUIRED.

Max 2 people.

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Friends

We are all surrounded by possibilities but without action, they remain in the land of wishing

Robert Pardi

A Musing Conversation

Shifting Perspective

A Musing Conversation is based on my book Possibility in Action.

 

If you research the roots of philosophy, the ancient masters did not say “just read these books and all will improve”. They instead said take this book, devour it, discuss it, take the concepts in it, make them your own and take ACTION.

 

This program of ten selected musings is created to:

  • spark new thought patterns

  • stimulate self-reflection

  • heighten awareness, and

  • honor diversity.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in a facilitated conversation designed to explore fun concepts to shift perspective and shake up habitual thinking. This is not group coaching. It is a forum where, together, we:

  • explore concepts

  • define new definitions

  • cultivate conscious living, and

  • create an plan to take ACTION.

 

I invite your unique being into the land of Mental Musings.

Session: 75 minutes via video conferencing 

Duration: 10 Sessions

LEADERSHIP TRACK: Challenge groupthink to foster diversity, inclusion, creativity, and innovation. 

Schedule: Tailored

LIFE TRACK: Debate various perspectives to interrupt habit blocking conscious living.

Maximum: 10 people per group.

Every other Thursday

Group 1: 8 a.m. Eastern

Group 2: 8 a.m. Pacific

Groups open with a minimum of 3 participants.

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A Musing Cena

Confront Habitual Thinking

Have you ever known anyone to not enjoy the smell of garlic simmering, basil being cut, and hearing pasta dancing in water? I want to invite you to participate in what I call A-Musing Cena – cena is Italian for dinner.

I must thank my mother and my Italian grandmothers for teaching me how to cook. When I first moved to Pacentro, Italy, where my great grandfather was born, I would host dinners for my expat friends.

These were not your typical dinners. They included a musing, similar to the one’s I share in book my Possibility in Action. I would present a topic which we would then discuss and debate while making pasta and drinking different types of local wines from Abruzzo, depending on the season, or course. The menu includes musings and insights for dinner, and Ah-ha's for dessert.

When you surround yourself with the right group of people and an environment which resonates with you – magic happens. Good pasta and local Abruzzese wine also can’t hurt. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is the quintessential local red wine of Abruzzo. My all-time favorite white from the region is Pecorino, and for a rosé you should try Cerasuolo.

Since, I have started organizing A-Musing conversations at private parties, retreats, workshops, and corporate functions. This is a unique experience to participate in a facilitated conversation designed to explore fun concepts to shift perspective and shake up habitual thinking - while learning to make a traditional Abruzzese pasta, we chat, discuss, and laugh, all while exploring important life topics through storytelling. The outcome is building community while creating an action plan we can put into practice to live as Possibility in Action.

Contact me to organize this type of event.

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The future depends on what you do today. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

There is never a perfect starting point, there is only action. A sculptor has to eventually take a chisel in hand and start sculpting.  The same is for crafting a life consciously.   

 

There are moments in life when we sense more is possible. If you have that sensation and are ready to make a change, let's chat about if we are a fit and how I could help you achieve your goals.  

Change is but a call to take action and evolve. It is a Call to Harness Awareness and Nurture Grit for Evolution.

"We are meant to live life, not watch it pass us by." - Robert Pardi

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